DALLAS (January 21, 2019)—John Olajide, founder and CEO of Axxess, a home health care technology company, has been selected by the Dallas Regional Chamber’s Board of Directors as the organization’s chair for 2020.
This year, Chris Nielsen, executive vice president for product support at Toyota North America, succeeds John Stephens, senior executive vice president and chief financial officer at AT&T Inc., as chair of the Dallas Regional Chamber. Olajide will serve as chair-elect in 2019, and then succeed Nielsen as chair in January 2020.
“John has made valuable contributions to the Dallas Regional Chamber over the past several years as a member of our executive committee, and as chair of our Innovation and Capital Task Force,” said Dale Petroskey, president and CEO of the Dallas Regional Chamber. “He’s a proven leader with a clear vision and lots of positive energy who has built a highly successful business in a very short time. With his unique background, relative youth and intimate knowledge of the technology and entrepreneurial sectors, he’ll bring a fresh perspective as our chair in 2020.”
The 38-year-old Olajide’s vision for Axxess began while earning a degree in telecommunications engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas. After graduating in 2004, Olajide continued working within the home health care industry and learning about its unique needs. By 2007, he knew he wanted to create a special company to make lives better by advancing home health care. The flagship software for Medicare-certified homecare agencies was introduced in 2011.
Olajide was a finalist for the Tech Titans Emerging Company CEO of the Year Award in 2017, and was recently named by the Dallas Business Journal as among “20 Healthcare Innovators You Need to Know in North Texas.”
In 2015 Olajide became the youngest person ever honored as a distinguished alumnus by the University of Texas at Dallas, and in 2018 was named to the school’s executive board. In addition to his involvement with the Dallas Regional Chamber and other civic and community boards, Olajide also sits on the board of the Dallas Entrepreneurial Center.
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